Istanbul: Nearly 200 Bosnian women left for Turkey on Saturday to join an all-women convoy to raise awareness regarding women and young girls suffering in Syria by the Regime forces.
Women from nearly 55 countries shall participate in this International Conscience all women convoy which describes itself as the “voice of the oppressed women in Syria”
These Bosnian women from Sarajevo who are joining the convoy have shared the same fate as the Syrian women and young girls are experiencing under the sieged country. These women which also includes members of the Mothers of the Srebrenica group have experienced the same pain during the Bosnian war that took place during 1992-1995.
Munira Subasic, President of the Association of the Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves who has joined the send-off ceremony of the Bosnian women from Sarajevo said she said:
Srebrenica’s mothers are well aware of what pain means, now Syrian women are experiencing the same pain we went through, adding, “We are in the 21st century, the United Nations, the U.S. and Russia need to be ashamed.”
Enida Gujo, Balkan Cultural Alliance Association (BAKIDER) representative speaking to Anadolu Agency said these Bosnian women joined the convoy with the support of Turkey adding that, “On March 08 we will altogether call out for help for the Syrian women held in Syrian prisons.”
Nearly 150 buses will take the convoy to Hatay province at the Turkey-Syria border making the journey through Izmir, Sakarya, Ankara and Adana cities, said Middle East Monitor.